Global Health Night

Global Health Night 2016-2017 was held on November 1st, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:30PM at the New Residence Hall Ballroom

Read the McGill Reporter recap here: Celebrating McGill’s global health commitment.

Photo Credits: Madhu Pai, Arnav Machanda, Stephanie Laroche-Pierre

Global Health Night is an annual event held to highlight and foster the involvement of students and faculty at McGill in global health related fields.


5:00-6:00pm: Wine and cheese reception and Poster Fair
6:00-7:30pm: Program including panel " Our journeys in global health..." and presentation of awards.

See the full program here.


During the wine and cheese reception, guests had the opportunity to browse student poster presentations. Students and student groups from all backgrounds and disciplines presented posters about their global health-related experiences, clinical rotations and projects!

Each year, there are multiple awards given out during Global Health Night including the inaugural Dr. Donald A. Henderson Prize for Outstanding Global Health Research, the Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowships, the Faculty of Medicine's Chan Prize for MDCM students, our Fall Travel Awards and our new Summer Mentored Research Opportunities in Global Health for undergraduates students.  See the award winners here.

This year, we featured international global health leaders discussing: " Our journeys in global health...".

Dr. Joanne LiuSpecial Guest Speakers:

  • Prof. Suzanne Fortier, Principal & Vice-Chancellor, McGill University
  • Dr. David Eidelman, Dean of Medicine and Vice-Principal of Health Affairs, McGill University
  • Dr. Joanne Liu, International President, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (pictured)

About Dr. Joanne Liu

Born in Quebec City, Canada, Dr. Liu decided to become a paediatrician at an early age.
She trained at McGill University School of Medicine, specialising in paediatrics at Montreal’s Sainte-Justine hospital. She has a fellowship in paediatric emergency medicine from New York University School of Medicine, and an International Master's in Health Leadership from McGill University. She is an associate professor at the Université de Montréal and has also taught at Fudan University in Shanghai.

Speakers from the GHP International Advisory Board:

  • Mr. Paul Frazer, Former Canadian Ambassador
  • Dr. Keith Martin, Consortium of Universities for Global Health
  • Dr. Patrizia Cavazzoni, Senior Vice President for Development Operations, Pfizer
  • Dr. Mario Raviglione, Director, Global TB Programme, World Health Organization

Award Winners

Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • José Ignacio Nazif-Muñoz, Institute for Health and Social Policy
  • Toyin Togun, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, & McGill International TB Centre
  • Lena Shah, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (renewal)
  • Vincent Duclos, Social Studies of Medicine (renewal)

Steinberg Fund for Interdisciplinary Global Health Research

  • Game of Zones: Transforming vector control mind sets and management skills to combatAedes aegyptiin Latin America
  • Early Detection of the spatial origin of infectious diseases allows the testing of hypotheses of emergence
  • A pilot study of household air pollution, oxidative potential and immune function in South African children
  • The mental health of internally displaced youth in the state of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Building capacity for non-communicable disease care in pregnancy in Haiti

Summer Mentored Research Opportunities in Global Health

  • Anna de Waal, Political Science
  • Clare Fogarty, Microbiology & Immunology
  • Tzu- Wei (Joy) Tseng, Microbiology & Immunology
  • Koray Demir, Medical student (MDCM)
  • Madlen Nash, Microbiology& Immunology
  • Satya Cobos Filippova, BSc in Nursing 
  • Nadine Demko, Medical student (MDCM)

MDCM awards

Ashworth Student Travel Award
  • Aditi Kantipuly
  • Collins Oghor
Dr. Milan K. Sen Travel Award in Global Health Surgery
  • Doulia Hamad
Elaine E.L. Wang M.D.,C.M. Travel Award
  • Valerie Caldas
Medical Class of ’84 Student Bursary
  • Kristina Arion
The Medicine Class of 1965 International Health Student Fund
  • Charles EdwardLitwin
Osler Medical Aid Foundation (OMAF) Scholarship
  • Amissetou Baras

The Dr. Yuk Chan Ma and Dr. Yuen Kok Chan Prize in Multicultural and International Medicine

  • Angela Lee
  • Catherine Courteau

Ambassador Paul Frazer Travel Award for Global Health

  • Blake Linthwaite, Master of Science, Public Health

Mary A. Metcalf International Travel Fund

  • Frida, Blackwell, MSc (Applied) – Nursing
  • David Loutfi, PhD in Family Medicine

Norman Bethune Awards for Global Health

Available to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents in the Faculty of Medicine
  • Kyong Ran van der Wal, PhD (Ad Hoc) Family Medicine
  • Sophie Huddart, PhD in Epidemiology

School of Physical and Occupational Therapy Global Health Travel Awards

  • Brittany Myhre
  • Mai Christine Nguyen
  • Kristin Woolgar-Nielsen

Global and Indigenous Health Nursing Travel Awards

  • Justine Behan
  • Laurel Stephens
  • Mischa Corman-François

Global Health Travel Awards for Postgraduate Medical Residents

  • Yassen Tcholakov, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency
  • Jean-Frédéric LeBlanc, Internal Medicine
  • Isabelle Malhamé, General Internal Medicine
  • Alina Beliavsky, Internal Medicine
  • Moneeza Walji, Internal Medicine

McGill International TB Centre Travel Awards

  • Jean-Yves Dubé
  • Marwan Ghanem
  • Danielle Cazabon
  • Vinicius Fava
  • Sophi Huddart

Dr. Donald A. Henderson Prize for Outstanding Global Health Research

  • Dr. Dan Deckelbaum, Divisions of Trauma and General Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre
 “Trauma care and referral patterns in Rwanda: implications for trauma system development”
Nominated by Dr. Gerald M. Fried
  • Dr. Cedric Yansouni, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical Microbiology
 “Cryptosporidium hominis Is a Newly Recognized Pathogen in the Arctic Region of Nunavik, Canada: Molecular Characterization of an Outbreak”.
Nominated by Dr. Michael Libman